The following cases were recently filed in the Washington-area district courts. This information is provided by the district courts’ official online bulletins.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Thompson v. Shinseki
(No. 13-CV-00214, February 20)
Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. Employment discrimination. Attorney for plaintiff: Lisa Jones, Lisa Alexis Jones PLLC, Washington.

Boland v. Holland & Holland Masonry Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00229, February 22)
Assigned to Judge John Bates. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Attorney for plaintiffs: Ira Mitzner, Dickstein Shapiro, Washington. 

U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN GREENBELT, MD.

O’Hara v. Nika Technologies Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00543, February 20)
Assigned to Judge Alexander Williams Jr. False Claims Act. Demand: $500,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Jonathan Gould, Law Office of Jonathan L. Gould, Wash­ington.

Bell v. Carson Smithfield LLC
(No. 13-CV-00561, February 21)
Assigned to Judge Paul Grimm. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Attorney for plaintiff: Robinson Rowe, Rowe Weinstein & Sohn, Rockville, Md.

National Electrical Benefit Fund v. Peck Electric Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00610, February 26)
Assigned to Judge Peter Messitte. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Demand: $12,000. Attorney for plaintiff: Jennifer Hawkins, Potts-Dupre, Difede & Hawkins, Washington.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Hanes v. HSBC Bank USA N.A.
(No. 13-CV-00229, February 20)
Assigned to Judge T.S. Ellis III. Diversity: breach of contract. Attorneys for plaintiff: Robert Cynkar and Daniel Cohen, Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, Washington.

Trustees of the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund v. Circle R Mechanical Contractors Inc.
(No. 13-CV-00231, February 21)
Assigned to Judge Anthony Trenga. Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Demand: $31,000. Attorney for plaintiff: John Harney, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue, Washington.